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Basant K Puri, John McLaren Howard, Jean A Monro
Background Food and chemical sensitivities have detrimental effects on health and the quality of life. The natural course of such sensitivities can potentially be altered through various types of allergen-specific immunotherapy, including low-dose immunotherapy. The molecular mechanism by which low-dose immunotherapy causes desensitization has not thus far been elucidated. While resting lymphocytes maintain a low cytosolic calcium ion concentration, antigen receptor signaling results in calcium ion influx, predominantly via store-operated calcium channels...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Shamim Ahmad Khan, Shahab A A Nami, Shahnawaz Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Kareem, Nahid Nishat
Salen ligands comprising of o-phenylenediamine (salop) and p-phenylenediamine (salpp) have been synthesized. The salen ligand, salop undergo Schiff base reaction with Formaldehyde and Barbituric acid to generate novel polymeric Schiff base, SBOPA in one instance while the second salen ligand, salpp on Schiff base reaction with formaldehyde and piperazine gives another novel polymeric Schiff base, SBPBA. These polymeric Schiff base ligands, SBOPA and SBPBA generates polymeric metal complexes in high yields on reaction with transition metal acetates, M(CH3COO)2...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
Bin-Jie Li, Ryan D Simard, André M Beauchemin
Over 50 years ago, Jencks and Gilchrist showed that formaldehyde catalyses the hydrolysis of phosphoramidate through electrophilic activation, induced by covalent attachment to its nitrogen atom. Given our interest in the use of aldehydes as catalysts, this work was revisited to identify a superior catalyst, o-phthalaldehyde, which facilitates hydrolyses of various organophosphorus compounds bearing P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-NH subunits under mild conditions. Interestingly, chemoselective hydrolysis of the P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-N bonds could be accomplished in the presence of P([double bond, length as m-dash]O)-OR bonds...
July 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Yinlin Tong, Jiaying Xu, Hong Jiang, Feng Gao, Qingyi Lu
In this study, we developed a one-step self-activated route for synthesizing novel core-shell Cu@polymer nanocomposites. Under solvothermal conditions, Cu(2+) was reduced to metal copper by formaldehyde and salicylaldehyde and the newly generated copper crystals acted as the catalysts to activate the condensation polymerization between formaldehyde and salicylaldehyde, resulting in the formation of core-shell Cu@polymer nanocomposites with Cu nanoparticles as the cores and polymer as the shells. The Cu@polymer nanocomposites can be applied as a nonenzymatic sensor for glucose detection...
July 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
G Barratt Park, Bastian C Krüger, Sven Meyer, Alexander Kandratsenka, Alec M Wodtke, Tim Schäfer
The conversion of translational to rotational motion often plays a major role in the trapping of small molecules at surfaces, a crucial first step for a wide variety chemical processes that occur at gas-surface interfaces. However, to date most quantum-state resolved surface scattering experiments have been performed on diatomic molecules, and little detailed information is available about how the structure of nonlinear polyatomic molecules influences the mechanisms for energy exchange with surfaces. In the current work, we employ a new rotationally resolved 1 + 1' resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) scheme to measure the rotational distribution in formaldehyde molecules directly scattered from the Au(111) surface at incidence kinetic energies in the range 0...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Astrid De Meulenaere, Tijl Vermassen, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Philippe Deron, Fréderic Duprez, Debby Laukens, Jo Van Dorpe, Liesbeth Ferdinande, Sylvie Rottey
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of PD-L1 in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Its relation with clinicopathological variables such as amount and type of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, HPV status and survival was also determined. RESULTS: Positive PD-L1 status for the SP142 clone related with improved overall survival in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Tumors heavily infiltrated by tumor infiltrating lymphocytes were also linked with better outcome, and this as well for the total number of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes as for the CD3+ and CD8+ T cell count...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
Artëm E Masunov, Elizabeth Wait, Subith S Vasu
The supercritical carbon dioxide diluent is used to control the temperature and to increase the efficiency in oxycombustion fossil fuel energy technology. It may affect the rates of combustion by altering mechanisms of chemical reactions, compared to the ones at low CO2 concentrations. Here, we investigate potential energy surfaces of the four elementary reactions in the CH3 + O2 reactive system in the presence of one CO2 molecule. In the case of reaction CH3 + O2 → CH2O + OH (R1 channel), van der Waals (vdW) complex formation stabilizes the transition state and reduces the activation barrier by ∼2...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Keerthi Muddana, Jaya Nagendra Krishna Muppala, Shyam Prasad Reddy Dorankula, Aruna Kumari Maloth, Pavan G Kulkarni, Deepsagar Thadudari
BACKGROUND: Formalin has long been the standard fixative and xylene has been the clearing agent for routine histopathology and immunohistochemistry worldwide. In recent years, as a result of increasing concerns about the potential carcinogenicity of formaldehyde and xylene, attempts have been made to find safer alternatives. In the present study, we considered honey as better alternative for formalin and olive oil as safer substitute for xylene. AIMS: The aim of this study was to know whether honey could be a possible substitute for formalin and olive oil could be a possible substitute for xylene...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Alamgeer, Ambreen Malik Uttra, Umme Habiba Hasan
BACKGROUND: The roots and stem bark of Berberis orthobotrys (Berberidaceae) have long been used traditionally to treat joint pain. Though, it has not been pharmacologically assessed for rheumatoid arthritis. The current study explores anti-arthritic activity and phytochemical analysis of aqueous-methanolic extract (30:70) and fractions (ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and aqueous) of Berberis orthobotrys roots. METHODS: Anti-arthritic potential was evaluated in vitro using protein denaturation (bovine serum albumin and egg albumin) and membrane stabilization methods at 12...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Margaret Chou, Nikhil Dhingra, Tamara Lazic Strugar
Ingredients found in the nail cosmetic industry, including but not limited to methacrylate and acrylate monomers, formaldehyde, and toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin, can incite allergic contact dermatitis. An eczematous outbreak presents on areas surrounding the nail plate and may spread through contact transfer of the allergen, commonly to the face and neck. Even components that were originally deemed nonsensitizing, such as the ubiquitous cyanoacrylate adhesive family, have been found to be allergenic...
July 2017: Dermatitis
Na Li, Shibin Wang, Yuhan Sun, Shenggang Li
First principles calculations using both molecular cluster and periodic slab models were performed to reveal the mechanism for the formation of dimethoxymethane (DMM) from methanol over V2O5/TiO2-based catalysts. Two different pathways were found, and the formation of DMM was predicted to be initiated by methanol chemisorption followed by a dehydration reaction with hemiacetal catalyzed by acidic sites. For unpromoted V2O5/TiO2 catalysts, we predicted the energy barrier for the rate determining step (RDS) to follow the order formaldehyde (FA) > methyl formate (MF) > DMM, consistent with the experimental observation for the preferential formation of DMM at a relatively low temperature and that of MF at a relatively high temperature...
July 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Vincent P Gyang, Ting-Wu Chuang, Chien-Wei Liao, Yueh-Lun Lee, Olaoluwa P Akinwale, Akwaowo Orok, Olusola Ajibaye, Ajayi J Babasola, Po-Ching Cheng, Chia-Mei Chou, Ying-Chieh Huang, Pasaiko Sonko, Chia-Kwung Fan
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) among school aged children (SAC) in Nigeria remains endemic, hence the need for regular surveillance to attract the attention of policy makers. This cross-sectional study investigated the current prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among school aged children in an urban slum of Lagos City, Nigeria. METHODS: Single stool samples from 384 school aged children (188 boys and 196 girls) were examined by employing Merthiolate-iodine-formaldehyde concentration (MIFC) and Kato-Katz methods...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
Faf Sayed Osman, Dina Ahmed Labib, Mahmoud M Kamel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to control joint damage and any associated complications such as cardiovascular disease. Most anti-inflammatory drugs have a high tendency to cause gastro-intestinal irritation. The present study is designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of carvedilol and to study its effect on gastric mucosa. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Lornoxicam (1.3mg/kg) or carvedilol (10mg/kg) was administrated orally 1h before histamine injection into animals of a histamine-induced paw edema model and orally daily for 11days into animals of a formaldehyde-induced arthritis model...
July 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Benjamin R Halls, Naibo Jiang, Terrence R Meyer, Sukesh Roy, Mikhail N Slipchenko, James R Gord
High-speed (20 kHz rate), volumetric laser-induced-fluorescence imaging of combustion intermediates such as a formaldehyde (CH<sub>2</sub>O) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) species is demonstrated for tracking the four-dimensional (4D) evolution of turbulent flames. The third-harmonic, 355 nm output of a burst-mode Nd:YAG laser with a 130 mJ/pulse is expanded to 30 mm diameter for volume illumination of the base region of a methane-hydrogen jet diffusion flame. Eight simultaneous images from different viewing angles are used to collect the resulting fluorescence signal for reconstruction of 200 time-sequential three-dimensional volumes over 10 ms duration...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
Bastian C Krüger, G Barratt Park, Sven Meyer, Roman J V Wagner, Alec M Wodtke, Tim Schäfer
Nonreactive surface scattering of atoms, molecules and clusters can be almost universally described by two mechanisms: trapping-desorption and direct-scattering. A hard cube model with an attractive square well provides a zeroth order description of the branching ratio between these two mechanisms as a function of the incidence energy. However, the trapping process is likely to be enhanced by excitation of internal degrees of freedom during the collision. In this molecular beam surface scattering study, we characterize formaldehyde/Au(111) scattering using angle resolved time-of-flight techniques...
July 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Kavita Srivastava, Ashwani Kumar Rathore, Deepak Srivastava
Cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL), an agricultural renewable resource material, produces natural phenolic distillates such as cardanol. Cardanol condenses with formaldehyde at the ortho- and para-position of the phenolic ring under acidic or alkaline condition to yield a series of polymers of novolac- or resol-type phenolic resins. These phenolic resins may further be modified by epoxidation with epichlorohydrin to duplicate the performance of such phenolic-type novolacs (CFN). The structural changes during curing of blend samples of epoxy and carboxyl terminated poly (butadiene-co-acrylonitrile) (CTBN) were studies by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer...
July 3, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Weihua Mai, Xingwei Liu, Guangxiao Su, Wenying Zhou, Ziping Wen, Dongqing Lu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of formaldehyde exposure on Th17 and Th22 cells and its relevance to human occupational allergic contact dermatitis (OACD). METHODS: Circulating IL17-/IL22-secreting cells and serum IL17/IL22 levels in formaldehyde-exposed workers at Occupational Exposure Limit and nonexposed controls were assessed. RESULTS: The IL17 and IL22 cell population were detected in both CD3CD8 and CD3CD8 cells...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Shanshan Cao, Haiyan Yuan, Yang Yang, Mang Wang, Xiaoying Zhang, Jingping Zhang
The mechanism of the HBr-catalyzed Friedel-Crafts-type reaction between β-naphthol and HCHO was investigated by DFT to improve this reaction. The HBr-H2 O co-catalyzed the preferential pathway undergoes the concerted nucleophilic addition and hydrogen shift, stepwise followed by H2 O elimination and the CC bond formation. The origin of the high catalytic activity of HBr is ascribed to CH···Br(-) and OH···Br(-) interactions, which suggest that the active species is Br(-) . Moreover, water molecules efficiently assist in improving the activity of Br(-) ...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
Qing Yin, Qi Chen, Li-Can Lu, Bao-Hang Han
Porous hypercross-linked polymers based on perbenzylated monosugars (SugPOP-1-3) have been synthesized by Friedel-Crafts reaction using formaldehyde dimethyl acetal as an external cross-linker. Three perbenzylated monosugars with similar chemical structure were used as monomers in order to tune the porosity. These obtained polymers exhibit microporous and mesoporous features. The highest Brunauer-Emmett-Teller specific surface area for the resulting polymers was found to be 1220 m(2) g(-1), and the related carbon dioxide storage capacity was found to be 14...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Srujan Singh, Kunal Mondal, Ashutosh Sharma
We demonstrate a facile one-pot synthesis of porous "flow-through" ZnO nanoparticle impregnated carbon/silica monoliths with high mechanical strength and interconnected end-to-end pores decorated with functional and catalytic nanoparticles. The materials and conditions for the synthesis were tailored to achieve the desired properties of high mechanical strength, good flow-through permeability, and crack-free morphology. Monoliths were prepared from a resorcinol formaldehyde rout but with the addition of tetraethyl-orthosilicate and a metal oxide precursor, ZnCl2...
July 10, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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